Town Council

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Upcoming Meetings
Presenting to Council
Council News
Audio Recordings of Meetings

Council Update

Beginning on July 12 Town Council will return to in-person meetings. As a result of this shift back, the video live stream during the meetings will be discontinued. Audio recordings of the meetings will still be made available afterwards. Public Hearings will also move back to in-person meetings.

Members of the public who wish to attend Council meetings are welcome to do. All attendees will be required to sign in to facilitate contact tracing.

Upcoming Council Meetings

About Council

Town council is composed of seven individuals (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors) who serve for a four-year term. The current Council was elected in the fall of 2017 the next election is in the fall of 2021. It is Council’s responsibility to oversee the Town’s policy development and ensure, through the Chief Administrative Officer, that policy is implemented by the Town’s Administration. Council also sets the annual operating and capital budgets and sits on several boards and committees.

Current Council

From left; Councillor Colin Needham, Councillor Byron Schamehorn, Councillor Orren Ford, Mayor Tom Tarpey, Deputy Mayor Elaine Manzer, Councillor Johanna Downing, and Councillor Don Good.
TitleNamePhoneEmail
MayorTom Tarpey780-624-7070[email protected]
Deputy MayorElaine Manzer780-624-3988[email protected]
CouncillorJohanna Downing[email protected]
CouncillorOrren Ford780-625-7008[email protected]
CouncillorDon Good[email protected]
CouncillorColin Needham780-624-1765[email protected]
CouncillorByron Schamehorn[email protected]

Council Meetings

Regular Meetings of Town Council take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, working policy meetings, called Governance and Priorities meetings, meet on the first Monday of each month.

All meetings are open to the public and commence at 5:00 pm in Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.

For those who have a disability that would require an accommodation to attend or participate in a council meeting please download and submit our meeting accessibility form so we can ensure the appropriate accommodation is setup.

Upcoming Council Meetings

Presenting to Council

During each meeting, there is a designated time for public comments scheduled towards the end. During that time members of the public are invited to comment (two minutes in length) on a topic of discussion listed on the meeting’s agenda. Additionally, you can request that a discussion item be brought before Council, to inquire about bringing an item before Council either as a presentation or as a request for discussion please contact the Executive Assistant to the CAO and Council via the form below or by calling 780-624-2574. All requests must be received before noon on Wednesday preceding the Council meeting you wish to present at.

    Please note all items submitted to Council are public. Council meetings are voice recorded and published.

    Council News

    Notice of Special Council Meeting

    Notice of Special Council Meeting Posted July 17, 2021 The Chief Elected Official, with the written consent of 2/3 of ...
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    Town of Peace River’s COVID-19 Response

    Vaccines are now available to all Albertans over the age of 12. Vaccines are safe and effective and the best ...
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    June 14, 2021, Council Highlights

    June 14, 2021, Council Highlights The following is a summary of decisions made by Town Council during its June 14, ...
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    May 25, 2021 Council Highlights

    May 25, 2021, Council Highlights The following is a summary of decisions made by Town Council during its May 25, ...
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    Agendas & Minutes

    By following the link above you can access council agendas and minutes from the most recent, to as far back as the year 2000, more will be made available as they are digitized. Recent agendas and minutes are posted the Thursday before each regular council meeting.

    Audio Recordings

    Live Streamed Media Directive (PDF – 90KB)